Common Food Allergens

Almost any food can start an allergy, but 8 foods account for 90 percent of all reactions in the United States: 

cow’s milk

  

  

hen’s eggs

peanuts

tree nuts

wheat

soy

fish

shellfish

In infants and children, the most common food allergies are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, soy and wheat. The most common allergies in adults are shellfish (shrimp, crayfish, lobster), peanuts, tree nuts, and fish (such as salmon). Peanuts, tree nuts and shellfish often cause severe food allergies.


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